John Rylands Library (Manchester) Reviews
Newest Review: ... was merged with the loom business and before long Rylands & Sons was employing more than 15,000 people in 17 mills and factories. The company was the greatest of all the Manchester cotton companies. His contribution to Manchester cannot be underestimated; he was not particularly interested in holding public office as many of his peers did, but he was an extremely generous benefactor. Among his charitable acts he established homes for orphans, a home for retired clergymen, a public baths, a library and even the impressive town hall in Stretford. THE BUILDING From the outside you probably wouldn't guess that this building houses a... more
Customer John Rylands Library (Manchester) Reviews (2)
by - written on 08/03/12 (Very useful, 81 readings)
Standing outside the John Rylands Library on Manchester's Deansgate on a blustery Saturday afternoon, I noticed how many people walked by without giving the magnificent red stone building a look. Perhaps some of them live in Manchester and have passed by a hundred times or more? I couldn't imagine passing by this amazing building and not finding something new everytime. Today the library belongs to the University of Manchester and it has done since 1972; it was commissioned by Enriquetta Rylands as a memorial to her late husband and it opened to the public in 1900. Mrs Rylands acquired some collections especially for the library but the collection now ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/07/09 (Very useful, 56 readings)
Dear dooyoo - community, Let me quickly introuce myself to you: I am a 28 year old student coming from Germany and I will stay in ngland for the next 6 months in order to improve my language skills and get to know mor about British culture and way of living. I have some good experience with the German dooyoo - yes, there is one over the Channel, too... but as I want to communicate as much as I can in English IŽll try to write down some of my impressions of Manchester and the products that are new to me. So please be lenient towards any mistake I may make in my reviews. For my first review I chose a library that I discovered yesterday when ... Read the complete review
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